Courses and Tuition

We are now open with the necessary social distancing measures in our exciting new ground floor space, and are able to take bookings for courses.  To register your interest for any of the courses below, please email us at

Etching Club

On Tuesday evenings we run  Etching Club, 5.30-9pm. These sessions are for those who don't feel confident printing independently in etching, and would like informal sessions with an experienced technician who will be available assist them on their own projects and to provide technical advice and guidance. These are run by Ellie Hayward. These will cost £85 for 3 sessions. Or £200 for 10 sessions.  Price includes Chemicals and inks an A5 starter plate and proofing paper. Larger plates and fine paper available for sale as your works progresses.

To book please email 

Introduction to monoprinting

 - Saturday October 23rd 10 am - 4.30 pm

Tutor Staffan Gnosspelius

Learn the basic techniques of mark making and colour mixing. Perfect for painters and artists who like a direct approach to image making. 

The course will concentrate on the various mark making opportunities using oil based ink on True Grain. How to use the merits of transparent inks to build up rich colour field layers.

This course will teach you enough to be confident in accessing the workshop on an on going basis to develop your work.

cost £90

Etching on zinc with colour experiments now booking Saturday 6th November 2021

Artichoke is pleased to be hosting courses for London Drawing. Taught by Sisetta Zappone.

Please select the link to book.


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November 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


An amazing chance to work in a fully equipped professional print studio in an exclusive workshop with artist and printmaker Sisetta Zappone!
Join Sisetta for a day of printmaking for all levels of ability exploring traditional etching techniques
This one day master course will give you the unique opportunity to learn in one of the best known print studios in London and a real artists hub- Artichoke Studios in Brixton, South London. Places are limited to just five participants to allow for social distancing and full use of equipment so you will receive lots of one to one tuition and advice. This course is suitable for both beginners looking to learn a traditional technique and for experienced printmakers looking to develop creative methods and skills in their practice. You will take your plates and prints home.
We will focus on learning the techniques of etching, employed by masters as Goya, Blake and Piranesi to create beautiful images. You will make a design on a waxed metal plate and then immerse it in the acid bath. You will then also ink and print your image using an original old fashioned etching press. The course does not require any previous experience or existing drawing skills- and is designed to give you an insight into printing practice allowing time and space to experiment and gain confidence on this new skill.
All materials and resources are included in the course fee.
What you need to bring to the studio You will be asked to wear a mask at all times, so please bring your own mask, your own bottle of water and your lunch with you) Always recommended to take your notebook and your sketchbook and pencils with you.
ETCHING ON ZINC COURSE AND EXPERMENT WITH COLOR BACKGROUND SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 10.30 am- 16.30pm 1 hour lunch break (bring your own lunch) Price: £160
VENUE : ARTICHOKE STUDIO BRIXTON 245a Coldharbour Ln Second Floor Unit S1 Shakespeare Business Centre, London SW9 8RR

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Next course Saturday 11th December

Etching Classes

Please email to register interest. Individual tuition and groups of two or more can be arranged at times to suite your schedule.

The one day etching course is designed to take you from idea to finished etching, with Ellie Hayward  This hands on short course will cover the basics of hard ground, soft ground, drypoint and aquatint. With full explanations of each process and a sprinkling of print history, this course aims to demystify etching, and show how, you too, can make great prints. 

This course is for you whether you have produced etchings before and need a refresher, to having never stepped foot in a print studio before! And if you fall in love with etching and wish to continue, there will be further opportunities to use the studio more independently, too, at our tuesday evening sessions Etching Club, also hosted by Ellie, and at open access sessions.
£85 for the day including materials

Experimental etching transfer techniques

Please email to register interest in this course.

Experimental etching transfer techniques with Alice Valentina Biga

If you have ever been inspired by the work of Peter Freeth R.A. then this is the course for you.

A chance to experiment with mark making both hand drawn and digitally produced via simple photo copies.

During this course you will learn how to achieve multiple tones of aquatint with a sole etching bath. 

We will be experimenting with a variety of techniques on how to transfer and or how to create an image onto a metal plate. We will be using oil-based etching ink, photocopies and photocopy paper as acid resistant. The plate will be etched and printed. There will be time to create two different A5 plates with the option of combining more than one technique on one of the plates. 

This course is open to anyone who has an interest in etching. Previous etching experience is desirable, but not necessary. 

please bring

- two A5 or smaller black and white images (drawing and/ or picture) 
- oil based etching ink. Any greasy drawing tool will also work (litho crayons, tusche) 
- blank photocopy paper 
- new and clean washing up sponges 
- brushes (various sizes and shapes)
Weekend Course
Saturday 19th June and Sunday 20th June 10am - 4.30pm.      Cost £150

Please email to book, places limited to 5 people

Monoprint Masterclass with Morgan Doyle

Mono printing from metal - "The layering process which changes what we see, the very simple process of print and the complexity of art."

Includes a final day criteria and discussion of the work produced.

It will be very much the way Morgan makes his work - a combination of techniques and layering which can include etching mono printing chine colle plus manual additions. The course is very much aimed at inspiring a free creative approach combining the advantages of painting and printmaking. We both have the view that many printmakers become trapped by techniques inhibiting their natural creative instincts, this course is designed to break past the technical barriers and work spontaneously and freely.

A two day course.


Dates TBC please register interest for waiting list

10.30am - 4.30 pm

Relief Printing Lino Cut

1 day course

What is it that makes one printing’s oldest processes still pertinent today?

Through a combination of group demos and one-on-one tutorials, students will have the opportunity to explore the potential of lino processes. All participants will be shown single-colour printing, multi-block printing and the reduction-cut (or ‘suicide’) method as they explore their chosen subject.

Inspiration will be drawn from the meticulous line-work of Durer to the raw energy of the German Expressionists as well as contemporary artists such as Tom Hammick, Grayson Perry and Christianne Baumgartner.

Please bring sketches of photographic source material to work from.

Course suitable for beginners or experienced printmakers.

Course cost £90

Next Date Saturday 13th November - Lino cut


1 : 1 Tuition by the hour or by the day, learn a technique, tailored to your needs

We can also teach groups from 2 to 10 people in our studio in Brixton. Please email us for more details. 

One on one tuition

One on one tuition

Artichoke Outreach

We can come to you with our mobile press for various events, like we do every year at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea.

We also visit schools to teach and provide demonstrations. Printmaking is a great way to boost GCSE and A Level portfolios. Please email us for further details. 

Deptford Green School GCSE class

Deptford Green School GCSE class

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